Claire Collins, Steve Saldivar and Erik Himmelsbach-WeinsteinLos Angeles TimesJudges Comments
This was a comprehensive look at a complex issue, done with care.
Claire Collins, Robert Gourley and Maggie BeidelmanLos Angeles TimesJudges Comments
Really strong overall, and a great example of explanatory journalism.
Corinne Chin, Ramon Dompor, Lauren Frohne and Erika SchultzThe Seattle TimesJudges Comments
This piece's strengths are in its diverse sourcing and clear concept.
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